Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department Alumni Reception on Oct. 18 Launches 2019-20 Mainstage Season with ‘SPACE,’ by Alumni Playwright Keli Garrett

Keli Garrett2
Keli Garrett
Brian Shaw
Brian Shaw

The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department launches its 2019-2020 Mainstage Season with SPACE, written by Columbia College alum Keli Garrett ’91 and directed by Theatre Department alumnus and faculty member Brian Shaw ’86, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Theatre. The show’s opening night on Friday, October 18, will include a special Theatre Alumni Reception starting at 5 PM with a champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception and tours of the Getz Theater Center of Columbia College, located at 72 E. 11th in Chicago’s South Loop. Garrett, now based in California, will return to Chicago to attend the alumni event. The opening performance of SPACE begins at 7:30 PM in the Courtyard Theater of the Getz Theater Center. For tickets to the opening night Theatre Alumni Reception and performance, click here.

Carin Silkaitis

Alumni of the Columbia College Theatre Department have received a letter of invitation from Carin Silkaitis, the Columbia College Theatre Department’s new Allen and Lynn Turner Chair of Theatre, saying: “I look forward to continuing to engage our alumni community in the work we do. Whether you were on campus for our Reunion Weekend last October, or if you haven’t been back to campus in many years, I’m excited to meet all of you and enjoy a night together in the theater. I hope you will join me in celebrating the opening of our new season and sharing your experiences in Columbia’s Theatre Department as we work together to define the future of theatre-making in Chicago and beyond.”

SPACE washes the 1927 Mississippi Floods into the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The collision of these two historical events exposes harsh truths that disasters – natural or man-made – have a way of revealing how easily a civil society can crumble under the weight of racial terror and environmental upheaval. The production runs October 16 through 26. For tickets, click here.